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Peace Monuments Dedicated in 1982
Year of the Knoxville World's Fair

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May 31, 1982 - "SunSphere," World's Fair Park, Knoxville, Tennessee (USA). Theme structure of the 1982 World's Fair. Sphere covered with gold-plated glass. Contains restaurant, observation deck & offices. Represents fair theme "Energy Turns the World." Visited by EWL.

June 10, 1982 - Tower of Folded Paper Cranes, Nagasaki Peace Park, Nagasaki (Japan). For the deposit of origami peace cranes. Near the Prayer Monument for Peace (Peace Statue). Are there two of these?

June 12, 1982 - Faslane Peace Camp, alongside Faslane Naval Base, Argyll & Bute (Scotland). This peace camp still exists and appears to be permanent. Click here for Wikipedia article.

1982 - World Peace Bell Association (WPBA), 2-36-1-701, Nishi-Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku, Tokyo (Japan). Founded by Tomijiro Yoshida (President of Life Co., Ltd.) to carry on the work of Chiyoji Nakagawa [1905-1972] and Masahiro Kataoka [d.1983]. The WPBA will place 22 World Peace Bells (WPB's) in 15 countries around the world. Click here for more information about WPB's.

1982 - Friedensmuseum der Kirchengemeinde / Peace Museum, Schulstrasse 2, Meeder (Germany). Operted by Lutheran Parish of Meeder, St. Laurentius. Promotes the peace tradition which emerged in this area in 1651 at the end of the Thirty Years War.

1982 - The Carter Presidential Center, Atlanta, Georgia (USA). "Waging Peace. Fighting Disease. Building Hope." "The Carter Center is located in a 35-acre park approximately two miles east of downtown Atlanta. The Jimmy Carter Library and Museum, which is adjacent to the Center, is owned and operated by the National Archives and Records Administration of the federal government. The Center and Library are known collectively as The Carter Presidential Center." Entry #238 in the "Peace Movement Directory" by James Richard Bennett (2001). (Jimmy Carter was president 1977-1981 and received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2002.)

1982 - Kinder Mass Trespass Plaque, near Hayfield (England). "The Kinder Mass Trespass was an act of civil disobedience by young men from Manchester & Sheffield intended to secure free access to England’s mountains & moorlands. The ramblers walked from Bowden Bridge Quarry to climb the hill called Kinder Scout in the Derbyshire Peak District on April 24, 1932. The protest led to improved access to the countryside in the shape of national parks (from 1949), long-distance footpaths starting with the Pennine Way (opened in 1965) & various forms of the desired 'right to roam.'" This is "Monday's Monument" #53.

July 4, 1982 - "Behold the Sea," Mendocino, California (USA). Sister city plaque for Mendocino & Miasa, Nagano (Japan). "At the tip of the peninsula." Sister city "relationship formed in 1980 due to the friendship of Mendocino artist Bill Zacha & Japanese artist Toshi Yoshida." Inscription (in Japanese & English): "The citizens of the sister cities of Mendocino and Miasa, Japan dedicate this plaque to the peaceful pursuits of the peoples of the Pacific Basin and to the protection of its environment that all living things there-in may exist in perpetual harmony." Information courtesy of Jill Hoyles 26Apr2015.

1982 Peace Towers, International Peace Garden, Dunseith, North Dakota (USA) and Boissevain, Manitoba (Canada). 120 foot (36.6 meters) tall with four columns representing people from the four corners of the world coming together to form two similar but distinct nations with a common base of democracy and beliefs.
July 14, 1982 - 20-cent postage stamp commemorating the 50th anniversary of the International Peace Garden, Dunseith, North Dakota (USA) and Boissevain, Manitoba (Canada).

August 3, 1982 - Statue in Memory of Schoolchildren & Teachers, in front of the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, 7-8 Hirano-machi, Nagasaki (Japan). "Erected by schoolteachers for the repose of souls & to pledge that such a horrific tragedy may never again be allowed to occur. (The atomic bomb instantly killed some 5,800 students in their homes, as well as some 1,900 secondary students who had been mobilized for factory work, & about 100 schoolteachers. Radiation after-effects killed many more in the months that followed.)"

August 5, 1982 - Hiroshima Monument for the A-bomb Victims, bank of Motoyasu River, opposite Peace Memorial Park, Hiroshima (Japan). Inlaid with tiles melted by the A-bomb and collected from the river durng restoration in 1981. Theme "Wind of No Return" was created by Professor Hisashi Akutagawa of Hijiyama Women's Junior College. #47 of 56 "cenotaphs & monuments" on the Virtual E-Tour.

September 21, 1982 - First International Day of Peace. Observed at UN Headquarters by ringing the Japanese Peace Bell. Henceforth, the bell is rung on the Vernal Equinox & on 21 September to coincide with the opening of the UN General Assembly & the International Day of Peace.

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